Backing up entire drive w/Iomega 40gb external

Backing up entire drive w/Iomega 40gb external

Post by Bruc » Sat, 01 Feb 2003 13:51:24

I have been trying to back up my entire system to an
external 2.0 usb iomega 40 GB drive. I tried using their
backup software and windows xp pro's backup program.
Process begins, then slows to a stop after transfering
about 4 GB. (I have 12 GB to transfer)
A message will come up with either program:
[windows was unable to save all the data for the file
E:/filename. The data has been lost. The error may be
caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network
connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.]
In fact, trying to copy any large file to the iomega on
E:/ results in an error message. Really stumped. Any help
or experience would be greatly appreciated.

Backing up entire drive w/Iomega 40gb external

Post by Mike » Sat, 01 Feb 2003 23:35:05

If the iomega drive is formatted as FAT32, yoiu've hit the 4GB max file size
limitation. Format the external drive to NTFS and all will copy


1. iomega 40gb hd external (not accepting files)

For 2 days I have been trying to transfer files from my
c: drive to this  external Iomega 40gb usb 2.0 drive.
Files will transfer, although slowly, on a usb 1.1 port.
If I switch the iomega drive to a 2.0 port, the files
will start to download rapidly, then the transfer of
folders begins to slow until the device freezes. The
light on the drive, which usually blinks rapidly while
transfering, will go dark.
I even replaced a less expensive usb 2.0 board with an
pci adaptec usb 2.0 board. Same result. Iomega is unable
to come up with anything.
Really need help on this one.

2. Excessive Disk writes?

3. Iomega Back Ups

4. Problem in Replacing Internet Explorer

5. Bootable Iomega 40Gb HD - is it possible without 3.5 or Jump Disk?

6. MS Mediaplayer crashes....

7. IOMEGA HDD 40GB problems

8. Information, tips, and techniques {twice monthly periodic posting}

9. Much Less Than 40GB On My 40GB HDD

10. External Iomega Zip Drive

11. Cannot install XP on an IOMEGA USB External Drive

12. backing up the entire hard drive

13. Iomega Zip Drive - 100 meg-external